Washi Tape?

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Washi Tape?

When I began paper scrapping when my kids were little, about 20 years ago, washi tape was not in the inventory of the supplies I used. In fact, I had only heard of it in terms of crafting DIY journals. It sometimes came in long strips, but usually as a roll. Now I see many kits (mostly digital) with strips of washi that range from 1-4 inches long, and some are crumpled and wrinkled. I have often thought washi would make a nice simple border, but what do you actually do with the short pieces?

I use it like I would use tape, so along the top of a photo or paper layer. Sometime I put it behind for a little flair. I've got some on this layout:

I like for my digital pages to look very real, so I always have attachments on my LOs: staples, tape, stitching, etc. So just use the tape as you would in real life and tape an edge of a photo or other flat element down.

Thanks for the explanations... I am trying to cross the bridge from "paper and glue scrapping" to digital scrapbooking. There is so much to learn!

Love your layout, Rachel!!

I have used washi tape and figured out how to shadow it but I still have a hard time getting it to work with my pages. I tend to only use it if the template I'm using has it smiley

I, too, have been toying with the idea of Washi tape in digital design, so thanks for the above samples. Just a couple of days ago I was exploring this topic and ran across a Joann Fabrics pin that promoted Washi tape for fingernails. It gave me a chuckle, and I had to forward it to my daughter.

This is a great tutorial on getting a little more dimension to your washi tape.

What a great tutorial. Thank so much smiley

Thanks! Bookmarked it for future use!